Monday, February 16, 2009

Things that irk me #4

Two things happened at work recently that still has me baffled. I love my job, I love my coworkers. But I really just don't get people sometimes.

A few weeks back: I walked into work on a Tuesday morning with my jacket. It wasn't cold enough for me to wear at the time, so I placed it on the back of my chair. Later that afternoon, I went to go put the jacket on and discovered that it was gone. I searched around the office and asked everyone there, but no one had seen it. For the rest of the week, I kept searching and asking, but there was still no sign of the jacket. How annoying. Imagine my surprise when I walk in the next week and find the jacket, sitting there innocently like it hadn't been missing for a week! I honestly don't mind people borrowing my stuff, I'm very good at sharing and loaning things out--but could you at least ask? I never heard a peep from the culprit. Seriously, how do you take someone's jacket for a week and never say anything? I really don't get people sometimes.

Yesterday: I had a small box of leftover food that I brought in for lunch. It was 3 slices of (expensive) pizza from a tasty local Italian restaurant, La Parolaccia. I placed this box in the fridge at work. Now, this isn't a fridge that is shared by EVERYONE at work, just our small department. There were less than 15 people at work in our department yesterday. So...I had a busy morning, and was hungry and looking forward to eating my food at lunchtime. When I went to eat the said 3 slices of pizza, I found that there were only TWO slices in the box! WHAT?!!?!! WHY in the WORLD would you TOUCH or EAT food that is NOT YOURS?!? I REALLY DON'T GET PEOPLE SOMETIMES.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Moment of Weakness

I just upped my "number of books purchased since August 2008" to two. Damn, that whole library thing was going so well until yesterday, when it totally failed me. I had to run a couple of errands before my afternoon plans, which included a stop at the library to return some books and magazines and to check out a couple of new books on my to-read list. To my surprise the library, which is normally open on Saturdays, was closed. I was shocked and disappointed. Then I got over it...Or so I thought. Later in the day, I unexpectedly found myself at the bookstore for a bit and absolutely could not stop myself from purchasing a book. I tried, I even put it down and walked away from it. But then I went back, picked it up and walked to the checkout line. Damn, that closed library totally messed with me. So, my book-buying average right now is .33 books per month. I guess that doesn't sound so bad. A lot better than what it used to me!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hobo Gloves

My current knitting project, aka fingerless gloves:

Hobo Gloves

I'm pretty happy with how they're turning out so far--isn't this colorful yarn fun? It's a slow-going project (I started a few months ago), and will probably be done just in time for next winter! I've learned a few new skills with these gloves, including knitting in the round with double pointed needles, a new increase method, and a new binding off method. Next skill I need to learn is cabling. After all these years, I still haven't attempted it. I don't know why, but the cables just intimidate me.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Another Quote-o-the-day

Once again, from The Princess Bride...

And then from Westley, the loudest shout of all: "Nothing is worse than sea monsters. What are you so afraid of?"

Fezzik raised his great head and managed to look at them. "Getting water up my nose," he whispered. "I hate it so much." And then he buried his head again.

Oh, this had me giggling out loud for quite a while.


"Don't leave me; I mean, don't make me leave you. Please. I meant to say 'beer'; I don't know how the f got in there."
-Fezzik, The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Hehe. I love Fizzik.